Chris Gropp Posted over 3 years ago Asian religions/philosophies better prepare an individual for pursuits of "divine reality" than that of Western traditions. The PNC really *defines* western thinking. To its credit, it supports an objective worldview that is needed for scientific thinking, and for legalistic thinking, that creates undeniable absolutes. On the good side we get everything that science and technology and property rights have to offer: incredible power. But on the bad side it entails a denial of certain subjective truths, truths that are conditional, limited, temporal and that reside in every mind. The thinking in the East sees these subjective truths as ultimately being more primary. I don't think the east gives us atomic energy, space flight, or the holocaust. I don't think the west cannot permit the idea, I am God, and so are you. Painting these two with broad strokes, admittedly. What is grand is the vast merging of these two ways of thinking that is accelerating before our eyes.